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Humanities: Cold War spreads

Multi media links

BBC: The World Since 1945 – Hungary 1956 (Part 1) 

BBC: The World Since 1945 – Hungary 1956 (Part 2) 

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: 1968 Invasion of Prague 

BBC 20th Century Battlefields: The Vietnam War 

US Army Propaganda Documentary (1962) – ‘The Wall’ 

Al Jazeera English – 50th Anniversary building of the Berlin Wall 

Short Film – Who was Conrad Schumann? 

DWTV – East German Refugee & the Border Guard 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall 

DWTV – ‘Walled in’ Germany’s inner border 

PBS: Three Men Go To War – The Cuban Missile Crisis 

The Armageddon Letters: Who cares about the Cuban Missile Crisis? 

The Armageddon Letters: Be Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis 

The Armageddon Letters: Be Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis 

The Armageddon Letters: Be Castro during the Cuban Missile Crisis 

The Armageddon Letters: Was Castro Crazy?


Plans (Domino theory and containment)

The Domino Theory (

The Cold War and Containment

Kennan and Containment, 1947 (Office of the Historian. US Deaprtment of State)

The Korean War

The Korean War 1950-1953 (Australian War Memorial)

The Korean War : An Overview (BBC History)

The Korean War (History Lerning Site)

The Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban Missile Crisis ( John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Musuem)

The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis (Spartacus Educational)

Cuban Missile Crisis : On the brink of Nucear War (BBC History) slide show, documents and visuals

Czech Uprising

The Czechoslovakia Uprising (Cold War Museum)

The Prague Spring of 1968 (History Learning Site)

The Prague Spring (BBC Bitsize: Events in Czechoslovakia 1968)

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall (Newseum) Interactive website about facts on the Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall online (facts, photographs, recollections etc)

The Berlin Wall (History Learning Site)

West of the Wall by Toni Fisher

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall (BBC Documentary)

The Vietnam War

The causes of the Cold War (History Learing Site)

Was Vietnam a turning point in the Cold War (The National Archives Learning Curve)

Vietnam War History (BBC News) (Build up, escalating war, turning point, US withdrawal, Fall of Saigon)

Hungarian Uprising

The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 (History Learing Site)

The Hungarian Revolution (BBC Bitesize)